World Series of Poker bracelet record holder Phil Hellmuth decided to take in the action at a different “World Series” event over the weekend. On Saturday, the 13-time WSOP champion was on hand to witness the San Francisco Giants’ comeback victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the MLB World Series.
The 50-year-old Wisconsin native has always had a knack for attracting the spotlight, and 2014 has been no different.
Hellmuth’s publicity appearances so far this year have included dressing up as a baby on the Poker Night in America set, dumping a bucket of ice cold water over his head to support ALS research, and a Carl’s Jr. commercial featuring the Texas BBQ Thickburger (see video above).
The #7 ranked all-time live poker tournament money winner according to The Hendon Mob database has also been featured in promotional efforts by former WSOP sponsors Milwaukee’s Best Light and Jack Link’s beef jerky (see video below).
The Giants earned an 11-4 win Saturday, then inched closer to becoming world champions with a 5-0 shutout win Sunday. After losing Game 6 on Tuesday in Kansas City, the Giants became World Series champs last night behind the stellar pitching of World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner.